July, 2012

Life Behind Bars? Juvenile Justice Believes Young Offenders Need a Chance for Parole.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 6:02pm Written by:

In 2005 the Supreme Court banned the death penalty for anyone under the age of 18.  But what about those tried as adults before 2005?  Should they be grandfathered into the old law since the American Revolution or should there be some type of revision to the justice system? About 2,500 prisoners are serving life […]

One Man Dead and 4 Hurt After Drunk Driving Accident in Lakewood

Monday, July 30, 2012 at 7:25pm Written by:

A Thirty-five-year-old drunk driver was arrested when he plowed through a barricade on Clifton Boulevard yesterday afternoon.  The AIDS Taskforce of Greater Cleveland was celebrating its annual Dancin’ in the Streets festival at the corner of Cliftonand West 117th when the incident occurred. Timothy Spock, driver of a silver Scion, drove through the gate, injuring […]

Under the Influence: DUI, DWI, and OVI are all the same

Monday, July 23, 2012 at 3:50pm Written by:

DUI OVI DWI Cleveland

There is a lot of misconception about DWI, DUI, and OVIs.  What is the difference between these acronyms? Here is a look into what each one stands for: DUI – Driving Under the Influence DWI – Driving While Intoxicated OVI – Operating a Vehicle while Intoxicated Each name may appear different, but in the end […]

Is the FDA Slow in Communicating Dangerous Drug Info?

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 at 8:25am Written by:

A new study finds that Drug Recall information is not being communicated to consumers – FDA blames manufacturers: In a new study, published on June 4, 2012,  in the Archives of Internal Medicine, researchers found that the there may be some serious issues with the ways the FDA communicates prescription drug recall information.    According […]

Recall of Introvale®, an Oral Contraceptive

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 6:45pm Written by:

Sandoz US announced a precautionary recall of Introvale®, an oral contraceptive, because of a packaging flaw. The recall is voluntary due to the low probability of the packaging flaw causing serious adverse health consequences. The Food and Drug Administration is aware of the recall. The lot numbers, distributed between January 2011 and May 2012, involved […]

Class Action Lawsuit against Zoloft

Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 5:04pm Written by:

It was announced earlier this year that Zoloft, (Setraline), the world’s most popular anti-depressant, produced and manufactured by Pfizer Drug Company, will be taking on a class-action lawsuit on behalf of 21 mothers who say their children were born with birth defects caused by the anti-depressant.  Zoloft is considered a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (SSRI), […]

Detecting and Dealing with Nursing Home Abuse

Friday, July 6, 2012 at 3:17pm Written by:

Placing a family member or loved one in a nursing home can be a tough but necessary decision. There is a large level of trust and responsibility transferred from the family to the nursing home. Sadly at times that level of trust and responsibility is broken due to nursing home abuse. Nursing home abuse can […]